Thursday, December 20, 2007
Naughty Gene - The Payback
Two posts in a day you ask.. oh well I had to...
Many of you that read the naughty gene post said you have no sympathy for me .. I challenge you to think again!
Age 4 months -
Nantu: goo goo gaa gaa
Person passing by - Mom/Dad usually... : Oh my dear baby, are you bored
picks him up and has a wet shirt!! Oh yes we were still stupid enough to use cloth diapers
Age 6-8 Months -
Mom trying to feed Nantu : Nantu aaaaaaaaaa
Nantu - tightly closed mouth.
Mom - Anga paaru kaka (Look at the crow there)
Nantu - looks up with a smile, mouth not open even one inch
Age 1 year -
Patti (Grandmom) has had a long day and is waiting for mom and dad to come home
Nantu: ammaaa..... (wailing)
Patti takes him to the patio to wait.. Nantu slyly waits for patti to look elsewhere and proceeds to empty all the clothes pins out the railing...
Patti frustrated takes him out the door
Nantu: Ift Ift ... (lift - as in elevator).. Daddy?? (he looks oh so innocently at patti)
So Patti takes him close to the elevator to peer in... He presses the switch.. every time the lift moves it has to halt at our floor.
Age 1 yr 2 months -
Mommy getting lunch ready for Nantu...
Nantu to maid :san san (shanthi)... bye!! (frantically)
Maid knowing him refuses to budge
So Nantu leaves the house and runs across the hallway to bang at the neighbours door
Nantu: Idha Idha... vaaa (Vidhya Vidhya, come!!)
Nantu climbs on patti's bed to look out the window.. and spies his girl friend
Nantu: Thathana!!!!! (Keerthana).. jojo?? (have you had your bath I think it meant)
Thathana: Nantu (She was older by a year I think) ... nee kulichacha??? (have you had your bath)
Nantu: Naanaa (I dont want to ) ... Mammam? (have you eaten)
Thathana: Naa chaptachu .. nee chaptacha (I have eaten have you?)
Nantu: Dhudhu (I am going to have milk)!
1 yr 5 months
Nantu would go to "Eduratha Thatha " (Opposite house granddad - what a name!!) -'s house every evening
Nantu: Ananth Thanni (I will water)..
If Edurathu thatha touches the water hose - Nantu will scream "nanna!!" And then proceed to water himself.. and the plants if they got lucky... I would always send a change of clothes to edurathu thatha.
Then Nantu would walk into the house...
Open the fridge and take his daily quota of cadbury and say - "Thatha One! "(I am only taking one?)
Go on to the kitchen (On the way open the tap of the water dispenser.. thatha sensing this rushes behind him!)
Nantu: Patti coffee tha!! (Give me coffee)
Patti makes him a cup of watered down coffee.. if she has the audacity to give him milk he would say : "Dhudhu nana .. coffee tha!!"
Finally at the sound of dad's car, peace would reign again in Edurathu thatha's house...
At home - eating troubles again...
Nantu and Mom in the patio... mom is feeding him, after much difficulty she gets the spoon into the mouth...
Meanwhile a truck on the road
Mom: Nantu .. truck!!
Nantu- slyly when mom is not looking has spit the food right back into the bowl.. mom knows nothing!!
1 yr 7 months:
Onroute to US with mom .. At london mom is struggling with the check in.. (oh yes the flight was cancelled and we spent a day in london .. more on that later)
Nantu has been handed some small cars to play with...
A lady is oohing at him... Nantu sends some cars whizzing by and trips the lady over!!!
Mom broke her thumb and routinely had to go to therapy... She had to drag Nantu with her everytime!
One day at the therapists...
Lady: Ronak, bye.. Ronak, hello
Mom bewildered .. Are you calling him Ronak? He is Nantu
Lady: But he told me he is Ronak!
Mom: Nantu .. whats your name?
Mom: No your name is Nantu
Nantu: Nantu nalla illai (Nantu is no good).. oh my I should know better.. why dint I ask him before naming him
Man walks in and looks around..
Nantu: Hello.. sit!!
Man: Oh hi Buddy
Nantu walks up to him and shakes his hand.. and proceeds to call Aunty Linda in the therapy room inside!!
I should have charged the therapist for his services !!
Lady walks out of the indoor therpay room.. I have never seen her before..
Lady to me: Hi you have a smart son!!
Me (beaming): Thank you!!
Lady: No wonder considering that both you and your husband are computer engineers!!
I can only gasp!! And Nantu dint know a word of English!!! He spoke in Tamil!! Oh God!!
Age 2 Yr 7Months
Nantu starts school
At school on the first day
Teacher: Nantu dont cry your mom will be here soon
Nantu: I wanna go on the bus
Teacher: Nantu your mom will come soon I promise
Nantu: I will go home on the bus.. MYSELF!!!
Next day.. circle carpet time
Teacher is talking
Nantu: Dont talk, I want to go on the bus
Teacher: Later, now sit down
Director: Take him on the school bus let him play there for a while
They go to the bus
Nantu: Switch it on
Teacher: No I cant do that but you can play here for a while
Nantu: When will you switch it on
Teacher: When you are 5 you get to ride the bus!
Nantu: Lets go back!
Oh well this could take a while.. and I really havent got all day you know... so will end this here and make a post on my current trials later.
After all this I ask you dont you feel some pity for me?? I have to live with this cheeky monkey every day!! And like some say this is just the tip of the iceberg!!
And now I am truly gone for the weekend!! I promise!